PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The U.S. Health Care System is Predatory” / TYT Politics / Dylan Ratigan ☮

TYT Contributor Dylan Ratigan ( discusses the systemic problems with the American healthcare system, and recommends TYT Investigates’ recent report on the newly appointed secretary of Health and Human services, Alex Azar.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “The DNC and RNC are Soulless: Is it Time to Move on?” / TYT Politics / Dylan Ratigan ☮

TYT Politics Reporter Dylan Ratigan ( discusses how ridiculous it is that we are constantly told we have to pick our poison when it comes to voting for the most powerful leader in the free world.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “On United Airlines: This Isn’t Capitalism!” / TYT Politics / Dylan Ratigan ☮

TYT Contributor Dylan Ratigan gives his thoughts on the United Airlines scandal, and the underlying economic implications of what occurred.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Rev. William Barber Brings Down the House at DNC Forum” / TYT Politics / Nomiki Konst ☮

At the Democratic National Committee, Nomiki Konst speaks with Rev. Dr. William Barber about bringing the party together.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Ted Cruz vs. ACLU at Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing” / TYT Politics ☮

Ted Cruz sat steely-eyed as David Cole of the ACLU and Cornell Brooks of the NAACP criticized Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for his record on voting rights, women’s rights, and ethics. The Senator and former presidential candidate then used his questioning time to grill Cole on what Cruz viewed as a one-sided account of Sessions’ record as an Alabama District Attorney in his previous tenure with the Department of Justice.

Sessions was rejected as a federal judge in 1986 because of that tenure, but after this defeat, Alabama voters rewarded him by electing him at their attorney general, and then their U.S. Senator. Now Sessions, the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump for president, is Trump’s pick for U.S. Attorney General.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Think This Coal Country Southerner Voted for Trump? Hint: Bubba Got Brain” / TYT Politics ☮

Nic Smith, a self-described “white trash hillbilly from the holler” has a few choice words for The Young Turks and other “left wing media” outlets in regard to assumptions about people from the South and from Coal Country. Did he believe Donald Trump when he promised to bring all the coal jobs back? What does he think about popular narratives on the right, blaming immigrants for global economic conditions, or cutting back on immigration to protect the white majority? Nic Smith is a Virginia Raise Up “Fight for 15” activist who, in a previous TYT Politics report, thrilled the TYT audience with keen observations and enlightening insights about 21st century struggles for working class Americans.